Saint Francis University

Loretto, PA

Saint Francis University

Loretto, PA

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Health & Medicine Catholic

Tuition & Fees

$39,278

not including housing and food

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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,130
Declined 774
Total Received 1,904
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Private

3,076

undergraduate students

746

graduate students

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School Facts

Founded in 1847, Saint Francis University is a church-affiliated college of liberal arts and sciences. Its 600-acre campus is located in Loretto, Pennsylvania—90 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,822
Established in 1847
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

Social Networks

600-acre campus in Loretto (population: 1,290), 20 miles from Altoona and 85 miles from Pittsburgh. Major airport serves Pittsburgh; smaller airport and train serve Altoona; bus serves Ebensburg (five miles).

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Saint Francis University
117 Evergreen Drive
Loretto, PA
15940

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
83%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
81%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
22%
Top 1/2
81%
Bottom 1/2
19%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
620
25th
510
75th
600
25th
500
75th
26
25th
21
75th
26
25th
19
75th
26
25th
22

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Other application fee (waived if filed online)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) May 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,130
Declined 774
Total Received 1,904

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Admission test scores

Recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Secondary School Rank
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

75%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

68%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$21,502

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $38,078
Housing $6,148
Food $6,936
Additional fees $1,200
Books & supplies $2,000
Total $54,362
Average Financial Aid - $21,502
Total with Avg. Aid $32,860

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,890,297
State $1,356,669
Institutional $16,381,159
Other external $1,481,433
Total $21,109,558

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $4,756,839
Other external $445,429
Total $5,202,268

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 814 472-3010
F: 814 472-3999
finaid@francis.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball yes yes
Bowling yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Lacrosse yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field indoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes yes
Water polo yes

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, hockey, rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

baseball, hockey, rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, billiards, dance, inner-tube water polo, racquetball, skiing, soccer, softball, tennis, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Northeast Conference, Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other. yes
Animal Training. yes
Behavioral Sciences. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other. yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Communication and Media Studies, Other. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Education, General. yes yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Studies. yes yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Finance, General. yes
Food Science and Technology, Other. yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes
General Studies. yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. yes yes yes
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other. yes
History, General. yes
Human Resources Management and Services, Other. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics and Computer Science. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes
Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes yes
Organizational Behavior Studies. yes
Organizational Leadership. yes yes
Petroleum Engineering. yes
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Therapy/Therapist. yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Administration. yes
Public Health Education and Promotion. yes yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Religious Education. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Physician Assistant
  2. Occupational Therapy
  3. Nursing

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Health Professions

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,822

total students

76%

in-state

24%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

3,076
students

Female
65%
2,005

Male
35%
1,071

20%

746
students

Female
65%
483

Male
35%
263

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

49%

1,512
students

Female
63%
949

Male
37%
563

51%

1,564
students

Female
68%
1,056

Male
32%
508

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
Germany
Italy
Trinidad And Tobago
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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